Tuesday, July 28, 2009

PJ Lynch Video - His working process

One of my favorite illustrators is PJ Lynch. If you haven't yet visited his blog, stop on by and be amazed (http://pjlynchgallery.blogspot.com/). I love to observe other artists while they work so videos such as this one keep me enthralled. Here he describes the process that he goes through as he works on a project. Plus I love listening to his accent. His blog and YouTube show various other videos by him which you might want to take a peek at also.


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Anne Coe reads at Tempe Center for the Arts

Check out more of Anne's work at www.annecoe.com

Tomorrow morning between 10:00 am and 11:00 am Illustrator Anne Coe will be reading her book “Here Is the Southwestern Desert” during story time at the Tempe Center for the Arts Gallery. She is one of the artists featured in the “Read me a Picture” Arizona Illustrators Exhibition that will be showing there until September 19th. If you would like to meet her and view original artworks from Arizona illustrators stop on by.

The Tempe Center for the Arts is located at:

700 W. Rio Salado Parkway

Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 350-2829‎

Monday, July 20, 2009

Arizona Republic Article

Last Saturday July 18th, there was a little write up about me in the Gilbert Republic, A second version of the article also appeared in the Tempe Republic. How strange to see one's face in the newpaper. I love that Izzy made it into the article as well. Here's a link to it.



Sunday, July 19, 2009

"Read me a Picture" Exhibition Opening

Finally, here are some photos of the "Read me a Picture" Exhibition opening at the Tempe Center for the Arts last Saturday. It was a wonderful evening and I got such a tickle out of meeting and chtting the other artists. Here are some photos in no particular order:

Seeing that this was a kids friendly opening there were crafts for the kids to do. The kiddos were able to illustrate their own books and tie them together. It was really cute. If you are planning on bringing the kids to the show the crafts are still set up for them to play with.

Here is Chris Gall and I in front of my paintngs. You porbably know Chris from his books "Dear Fish" and "There's Nothing to do On Mars." You can see some of his work from his latest book "Dinotrucks" at the show. Dreamworks of currently working on an animated feature based on "Dinotrucks" but the movie won't be out for a few years yet.

Here is David Christiana, moi and Mikela Prevost. Both are incredible illustrators and it was wonderful to spend some time chatting with them.

These are the four paintings From "The Adventures of Salt and Soap at Grand Canyon" that are on display at the show.

Some of my dearest friends Jennifer and Tanya. Thank you for coming on by to the opening.

Mikela, Moi, Gail Maki Wilson and Megumi Lemons, more of my wonderful illustrator friends. We have such a great illustrator support group here in the valley. Thank you for all the inspiration.

This is the gallery. It is a beautiful facility and everyone was very happy to be exhibiting there. Thank you Michelle for organizing this great show.
More later.

Friday, July 3, 2009

IF - Shaky

Shaky, shaky, shake your bootie.

Storytime at Borders - Chandler Pavilion

Join me at the Chandler Pavilion Borders location for two mornings to enjoy the wonderful story of Salt and Soap and some fun crafts afterwards. This location is right off the I10 and Ray Road. Visit their site for more detailed driving directions:

Tuesday, July 14th and 10:30 am
Wednesday, July 15th at 10:30 am

I'll read the Salt and Soap book and will then share photos of the actual pups. Afterwards we'll have coloring pages and a word puzzle for those who feel up to it.

Hope to see you there.


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

"Read me a Picture" Illustrator Show

If you are available on Saturday July 18th, why don't you swing by the Tempe Center for the Arts for the opening of their "Read me a Picture" exhibition? The show highlights nine Arizona children's book illustrators and features original artworks, hands-on art projects and reading centers for families.

The free public opening is called the "Milk and Cookies Reception."
Wear your favorite Pajamas, meet the illustrators and visit the Changing Hands Bookstore booth.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The artists are:

Tanja Bauerle (yup, that's yours truly)
Shonto Begay
David Christiana
Anne Coe
Chris Gall
Molly Schaar Idle
Sylvia Long
Paul Mirocha
Baje Whitethorne
Hope to see you there.